This makes an interesting read – plans to ban lion trophy imports by the end on 2017! http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7908/CBP-7908.pdf Advertisements Continue reading The British Government report on trophy hunting
The International wildlife charity, Born Free Foundation, has warned that South Africa’s intention to export the skeletons of 800 lions, sourced from captive-bred lions, could threaten wild populations. According to the foundation, as few as 20,000 lions occupy 8% of their historic range across Africa with populations in West Africa classified as Critically Endangered. https://www.jacarandafm.com/news/news/sa-warned-over-export-lion-skeletons/ Continue reading Born Free warn SA over export of lion skeletons.
Spain, France and Germany are the worst-offending countries in Europe when it comes to importing the body parts of lions killed by trophy hunters, with Spain importing over 1,000 so-called ‘trophies’ in the past decade. http://europe.newsweek.com/europe-spain-has-worst-record-lion-trophy-hunting-331181 Continue reading IN EUROPE, SPAIN HAS THE WORST RECORD ON LION TROPHY HUNTING
THE BROTHER of Cecil the lion, who sparked international outrage last year after he was shot dead has died. It is believed that Cecil’s brother, Jericho, died of natural causes after his body was found dead under a bush in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, where Cecil was shot. The death does not appear to be suspicious but authorities from the park ordered an investigation. Continue reading Heartbreak as Cecil the Lion’s brother found dead
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has opened a case of illegal killing of protected game, following the discovery of three dead desert lions that died of poisoning in Kunene Region last week. Police open case over poisoning of desert lions Continue reading Police open case over poisoning of desert lions
Around 1.7m animal “trophies” have been exported across borders by hunters in the last decade, with at least 200,000 of them endangered species, according to a new report. US hunters are by far the largest killers of trophy animals, including half of all the 11,000 lions shot in the last decade. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/14/millions-of-animal-trophies-exported-across-borders-figures-show Continue reading Millions of animal ‘trophies’ exported across borders
The captive animals, whose claws were also removed, were found dead on a farm in the northern region of Limpopo on Friday. http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/673541/white-lions-South-Africa-animal-rights-LionAid-Stockpoort Continue reading GRAPHIC CONTENT: Outrage as white lions poisoned and beheaded by sick poachers